Best of Film & 40s for The Fast and the Furious

I loved the commentary GB East did for the first Fast and Furious movie that I had to make this.

Sorry about the video quality, turns out YouTube is not a huge fan of hosting clips from movies. I lowered the video quality and tried mirroring the video and that seemed to work. The audio is still fine. Enjoy :)


I'm a Cop? Best of Film & 40s (Video)

I made a video using the GB East commentary for The Fast and the Furious.

I also made a best of video but it's a bit too long. I think this deserved its own video. I might upload the other one later. It depends if YouTube takes it down.


Classic Bomb #2: Let's Watch "On The Spot!...again"

About two years ago I wrote about how I had a bunch of old "On the Spot" episodes from 2004-2007. While I planned on uploading and annotating these lost episodes, I got lazy, forgot, and never wrote another blog post about it. Well that ends today. The long awaited second post for Classic Bomb is live.

What is Classic Bomb you might ask? It's where I go through and annotate old episodes of "On The Spot," a old Gamespot show that many of the staff of Giant Bomb were the hosts on. Gamespot's website no longer has these videos so it is up to me to make sure this content lives on.

Today we get to relive Fall 2004 with the launch of both PSP and DS, a violent video game debate, and speculate about future video game boxes (spoiler: it's called an Xbox 360).


On The Spot - Nov 10, 2004 "Look, it's a stylus"

Hosts: Rich Gallup, Ryan MacDonald, Jeff Gerstmann

We got PictoChat Tic-Tac-Toe action on DS launch day, Jeff plays Halo 2 while rocking a dope haircut, and a quick look at a very cool stylus.

"Look, it's a" - Rich Gallup

On The Spot - Dec 1, 2004 "Ban this sick filth"

Hosts: Rich Gallup, Ryan MacDonald, Greg Kasavin, Jeff Gerstmann

This episodes covers a lot of the violent video games controversy that was big around this time. We also get to see Jeff play Mario Party. I don't think he's a fan.

  • 0:59 25:30 Questions
  • 9:17 ESRB violent video games controversy
  • 22:25 Half-Life 2 multiplayer
  • 30:34 ATI Graphics Demo
  • 35:00 Resident Evil 4
  • 40:59 Mario Party 6 (Still waiting patiently for the next Mario Party Party)
  • 50:26 Giveaways
  • 54:12 The GTA Bike...did they pay to ship that to someone?

For all to see, here is the most violent games, according to ICCR (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.

  1. Doom 3
  2. GTA San Andreas
  3. Gunslinger Girl
  4. Half-Life 2
  5. Halo 2
  6. Hitman: Blood Money
  7. Manhunt
  8. Mortal Kombat
  9. Postal 2
  10. Shadow Heart

On The Spot - Dec 8, 2004 "That Time Next-Gen was an Xbox 360?"

Hosts: Rich Gallup, Ryan Davis, Bryan Ekberg

In this episode we get a first look at World of Warcraft which was released a month before. We also get a preview of the PSP in Japan and some predictions of the next generation of consoles.

Love how Rich talks about next-gen and how the games at launch will look good but at the end of the next gen consoles, they will look amazing. Perfect Dark Zero to The Last of Us?

  • 01:59 Japan PSP launch feature + Unboxing (With Jeff Gerstmann)
  • 16:36 34:34 World of Warcraft
  • 20:19 IBM talks about the Cell Processor in the PS3
  • 31:00 MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf Quick Play
  • 36:35 Questions/ Next-Gen
  • 40:15 GOTY PC Games
  • 46:22 Giveaways

On The Spot - Dec 15, 2004 "The PSP has landed"

Hosts: Bryan Ekberg, Rich Gallup, Ricardo Torres

We got PSP's straight from the Japanese Launch and talk about EA buying the exclusive rights to the NFL for future Maddens. R.I.P. ESPN NFL 2K5.

  • 2:05 Gamespot won Best Website from Spike TV video game awards. WOW!
  • 3:20 PSP First Hands on. Includes demos of Ridge Racer and Lumines.
  • 41:20 2004 Madden Challenge Segment.

That's all folks. Expect more in a couple weeks (I promise!)

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Classic Bomb #1: Let's Watch "On The Spot!"


Classic Bomb #1: Let's Watch "On The Spot!"

50GB of .mp4 .wmv and .mpg ... what is a .mpg ???
50GB of .mp4 .wmv and .mpg ... what is a .mpg ???

I have been a long time reader and viewer of Giant Bomb and before that, GameSpot. A couple years ago I decided that it would be a great idea to download and watch the "On The Spot" archive, you know, the old GameSpot liveshow that had many of the Giant Bomb duders. I just found these videos after backing up my PC and since they are nowhere to be found, I think it would be fun to finally start watching these and archive them back to THE INTERNET for all to enjoy.

Hopefully I will also be able to find some funny or informative segments too. I did already upload a "Quick Look" of Gears of War a couple years ago.

Will I really watch all 144 episodes? Will I really timestamp the show segments? Will I learn VirtualDub and Adobe Premiere while editing these videos? Will @jeff have blonde hair? Only the future can tell

(No I don't have every episode, many of the download links on the old GameSpot site were dead. Now then, let's get this train rolling.)

On The Spot - July 8, 2004 "MECH_JACK"

Hosts: Rich Gallup, Ryan MacDonald, also with Greg Kasavin!!!

On The Spot - July 15, 2004 "LucasArts: Still Alive"

Short episode. Not much happens in this episode but it's still interesting to see what was hot around the summer of 2004

Hosts: Rich Gallup, Ryan MacDonald

On The Spot - Jul 22, 2004 "A Lot Of Stuff"

The best part is when they start talking about this Final Fantasy 11 clock that shows the game's clock and it costs $45. I don't even know what to think about that. The big friday show also spends some serious time talking about A Dog's Life. Yes, that Dog's Life. Brad continues to be bad at video games as well. I'm sure that UT server is still up; PW: gamespot

Hosts: Rich Gallup, Ryan MacDonald

We've got so much stuff coming up, it's like a lot of stuff. - Rich Gallup

That's it folks. It's pretty interesting to see the media 10 years ago. Thanks for reading and enjoy this Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat preview.